Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Meaning behind "poor water quality"
I recently had some fin rot and dropsy appear in my tank, these are attributed to bacterial infection and are said to be a result of poor water quality.
I want to understand the meaning behind this expression and figure out what i should be doing differently.
I am slack on water changes and rarely siphon, i had some large scale melting of plants recently and there is a fair bit of broken down organic matter in the water column.
"Poor water quality" can this be pin pointed?
High dissolved organics?
Lack of flow that induces bacterial growth through some mechanism?
Lack of Oxygen?
a combination of the above?
What are your thoughts